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- DescriptionIn Letters from a Seducer, Hilst describes the everyday life of Karl, a wealthy, erudite, and amoral man who seeks an answer to his incomprehension of life through sex. Karl writes and sends twenty provocative letters to Cordelia, his chaste sister. The letters' text becomes intertwined with the life of the poet Stamatius, who finds Karl's letters in the trash. It quickly dawns upon the reader that both men are in fact the same person albeit at different points of time and circumstance. This mirror play is the guiding trope for a uniquely grand work.
- Author BiographyHILDA HILST (1930 2004) is recognized as one of the most important and controversial names in Brazilian contemporary literature and received some of Brazil's most prestigious literary prizes. JOHN KEENE, author of Annotations, is on the faculty of Rutgers University, Newark. BRUNO CARVALHO is assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures at Princeton University.
- Author(s)Hilda Hilst
- PublisherNightboat Books
- Date of Publication04/02/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNightboat Books
- Weight204 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Translated byJohn Keene
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